Ford 1953 Convertible......
Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:05 PM
Going on my first WIP on the forum ....!
All critics are welcome and constructive ...so feel free to write your opinion......
Lindberg '53 Ford Convertible (Indy Pace Car) kit
Will be paint Krylon Leather Brown with Havana Brown Top
Interior Brown and Sand or Havana Brown ...I will see as i build...
Here is some mock up ....just can't decide on the wheels....
Or stealies Brown and white with white wall or Cragar ...
Let me know what you think of ....
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53.2.JPG 119.96KB 83 downloads
53.3.JPG 108.08KB 75 downloads
53.4.JPG 118.38KB 49 downloads
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:17 AM
i will post picture later...
Thanks for comments and support !
Keep on Going !!
Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:31 PM
Here comes the Untouched Inner fender( hope that's the right word... )
L inner fender.JPG 108.68KB 13 downloads
A view of the cleared fender...
cut.JPG 104.38KB 20 downloads
Both Cut and test-fitted...
in plc 1.JPG 91.18KB 18 downloads
in plc2.JPG 100.82KB 12 downloads
I don't have any styrene on hand ...so i Used some plastic card i have and made a "patron" with some thick paper for the part i need to close the inner fenders...
card.JPG 111.01KB 13 downloads
Then cut it with scissor Then glued them on place...
in place 1.JPG 79.7KB 14 downloads
in place 2.JPG 77.33KB 15 downloads
in place 3.JPG 76.97KB 11 downloads
When the glue is cured i will mud them and sand it,I had the chance that i didn't have to cut the battery tray.
I had to keep that L shape on the right one because of the 'Blower' that goes there...
Keep comment flowing ...good or bad ...that's always people on the right track !
Thanks for watching !
Back to the bench !
Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:32 PM
I started to glue the engine together ...
And try to figured out who i will lower the front ....
More will follow tomorrow !
Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:19 PM
lowering is pretty simple, unless youre gonna lay it all the way down on the ground, and make airbags n stuff. ive seen a few guys here make scratchbuilt frames and suspension, and they look awesome!
keep `er goin
Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:23 AM
I had to cut the arms and get rid of the middle because I couldn't get the height i wanted...
Than i trim the arms and glue them in place....
Sorry it's not a fabulous scratch build but I'm happy how it turns out...
full.JPG 108.03KB 2 downloads
cut sand.JPG 115.53KB 4 downloads
Spindle and tie rod in place...
Again i didn't wanted to cut all the frame so i ends up maybe the easy way...but i think it's a nice result...
rod place.JPG 80.57KB 4 downloads
spin place.JPG 90.16KB 6 downloads
I sanded and primer the inner fender to see how it turns out ...
I still have to touch it up a bit with mud and a bit of sanding...
fender.JPG 114.82KB 5 downloads
Thanks to pass buy and read me !
Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:44 PM
Really like all the work you are putting into this!!! Keep going!
Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:56 PM
So i Bought an AMT65' Chevelle Superwagon ( i could do a review if someone is interested and if it's hasn't been done.....)
And guess what was inside ???
Just the set up I wanted .....
Cragar (deep ring...!!) and thin white wall....
Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:00 PM
Painted in satin green...witch change for the usual red ....and i read on the net somewhere that in the 1953 V8 Flathead came in Tangerine red or green...so ..
Waitin'n now that the parts dry so I could start to assemble the engine ....
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